Chile

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 Chilean Police detain a protester at the Los Heroes metro station in the middle of a demonstration, in Santiago, Chile. Photograph: Alberto Pena/EPA

Chile’s president Sebastian Pinera has declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots(...)

Fishing vessels tied up in Killybegs, Co Donegal.  Photograph:  Brian Farrell/Irish Times

Fisherman Michael Cavanagh has no doubts about the potential for violence on the high seas in the event of a no-deal Brexit at the end of the month. (...)

A woman waves a fishermen’s flag ahead of the Fiji and Uruguay match  in Kamaishi last month. Photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

Takeshi Nagata scrolls through his phone, checking forecasts. His face turns pensive. It’s a crystalline autumn Wednesday lunchtime in Tohoku, Japan’s(...)

Frans Timmermans is tasked by EU Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen to develop a “European green deal” over the next five years. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie LeCocq

The new European Commission is encountering big difficulties in securing member state agreement on scaling up 2030 targets to reduce carbon emissions (...)

Supernova SN 2018gv, the bright blue point source in the bottom right of the galaxy pictured.

Scientists have made a major discovery about supernovae – the spectacular light that occurs when stars explode at the end of their lives. The discove(...)

Some of the astronomers who made the discovery are based at Queen’s University Belfast. Photograph: Getty Images

Astronomers, including at Queen’s University Belfast, say they have made a historic discovery after detecting gas molecules in a 4.6 billion year old (...)

Greta Thunberg and 15 other children have filed a complaint with the UN alleging five of the world’s major economies have violated their human rights. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty

UN secretary general António Guterres has declared the first global summit on climate action a success in generating better momentum to meet the criti(...)

 The opening of the special United Nations climate summit in New York attended by more that 100 global leaders. photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The climate emergency “is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win”, the UN general secretary Antonio Guterres said at the opening of the spe(...)

Minister for Business  Heather Humphreys; Caroline Keeling, CEO pf Keelings  and Julie Sinnamon, CEO of  Enterprise Ireland at the Keelings farm shop. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Supermarket chains and retailers are putting plans in place to ensure there would be “bread on the table” in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Minister f(...)

Plan for the obviously probable, and don’t sweat the unlikely and improbable. Photograph: iStock

Ten days into what would have been two months in South America, I broke my leg in two places. I was deep in Chile, a country whose language I didn’t s(...)

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